September 26, 2007 09:28 PM by Joe Blackmon
In a Kid Nation episode entitled “To Kill Or Not To Kill,” the town
journal suggested that the kids consider eating some of their chickens
for dinner. The town council decided to let the town members vote on
whether or not to kill any chickens, and the town voted in favor of a
Emilie told the council that she was going home if they killed any chickens, and then she locked herself in the chicken coop. After a town discussion, Emilie finally agreed that it was ok if they killed some chickens. Greg, who had experience working with a butcher, stepped up and chopped the heads off two chickens.
Because of cold weather, town council member Taylor huddled in bed instead of doing her job as a cook in the kitchen. Also, the town’s water pump froze over. Michael took the initiative of pouring hot water on the water pump, which succeeded in unfreezing the pump.
For their showdown, the districts competed in running pipe to a water wheel. The blue district finished first and became the upper class, the red district finished second and became the merchant class, the yellow district finished third and became the cooks, and the green district finished last and became the laborers.
Because the green district didn’t finish the showdown in the allotted time, the town did not win a reward. Host Jonathan Karsh revealed that the reward would have been a choice between a giant heated water slide or several freeze-proof water pumps.
At the town hall meeting, the majority of the town raised their hands in approval of the job that the town council was doing. However, Sophia and Emilie voiced their concern over Taylor not pushing her team to do their jobs in the kitchen. When host Jonathan Karsh asked if anyone wanted to go home, no one raised their hands.
The town council awarded the gold star to Michael. Michael said “I think there’s a lot of people out there who I think deserve this star just as much as I do. All of you could get this, and all of you have the potential.”